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NYU MRSEC Research Experience for Undergraduates 2017

Summer 2017 MRSEC REU Program

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering.

Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials - from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale! The program is interdisciplinary, combining chemistry, physics and chemical engineering to examine forefront topics including:

  • Computational materials chemistry
  • Plasticity in organic crystals
  • Crystal nucleation and growth
  • Optically responsive materials
  • Correlated disordered materials

MRSEC REU Students have access to state-of-the art facilities, and they participate with students and faculty from across the globe in professional development workshops for science writing and presentation, as well as ethics of research and publication. And they do so in the most exciting city in the world!

  • Cutting-edge research experience
  • $5,000 living stipend + travel expenses (up to $500)
  • Dormitory housing provided on vibrant Union Square
  • Social activities in Manhattan (past programs have included Broadway shows, Yankee games, trips to Central Park and guided museum tours
  • Program dates are June 6th through August 13th

Please send the following to Wesley Francillon, MRSEC REU Coordinator, by February 28, 2017:
The electronic application is also available (

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Career Interests
  • Statement of Preferred Project/Advisor (see Research for info)
  • An unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (these can emailed by your professors directly to


For information on the REU program please click here.


Education Program Type: 
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Application Deadline: 
February 28, 2017